MEET THE ALASKA HAND REHABILITATION STAFF

The AHR staff consists of licensed Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists who, through advanced continuing education, clinical experience, and independent study, have become proficient in the treatment of pathologies affecting the upper extremity resulting from trauma, disease, and deformity.

CERTIFIED HAND THERAPISTS

Our therapists are Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) or they aspire to meet the requirements of certification by acquiring experience in the specialty area to be followed by successful completion of the certification examination. We are also members of the American Society of Hand Therapists, an organization closely associated with and supported by the American Society of Hand Surgery.

CERTIFIED HAND THERAPISTS

Our therapists are Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) or they aspire to meet the requirements of certification by acquiring experience in the specialty area to be followed by successful completion of the certification examination. We are also members of the American Society of Hand Therapists, an organization closely associated with and supported by the American Society of Hand Surgery.

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Linda I. Glick
OTR/L, CHT Founder

Linda retired December 31st, 2020. The AHR team is endlessly grateful for her dedication and hard work over the last 35 years.

Linda is a graduate of Colorado State University, a Charter Member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1991. She initiated and grew the occupational therapy department for Providence Hospital in the ‘80s. In 1985, she opened Alaska Hand Rehabilitation as Alaska’s first clinic specializing in hand/upper extremity rehabilitation. Graston Trained in 2016. She enjoys dancing, fishing, boating, skiing, travel, and photography.

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Jean Keckhut
OTR/L, CHT President & Clinical Director

Jean is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit. Her passion for Hand Therapy began in North Carolina and led to her professional focus on upper extremity rehabilitation with us in 2000. She has been active as President of the Alaska OT Association, with the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, is adjunct faculty with UAA/Creighton doctoral OT curriculum and is Graston Trained and certified in prosthetics training with Touch Bionics. Jean also enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, skiing, and traveling.

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Linda I. Glick
OTR/L, CHT President

President and founder of AHR, Linda is a graduate of Colorado State University, a Charter Member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1991. She initiated and grew the occupational therapy department for Providence Hospital in the ‘80s. In 1985, she opened Alaska Hand Rehabilitation as Alaska’s first clinic specializing in hand/upper extremity rehabilitation. Graston Trained in 2016. She enjoys dancing, fishing, boating, skiing, travel, and photography.

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Jean Keckhut
OTR/L, CHT Clinical Director

Jean is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit. Her passion for Hand Therapy began in North Carolina and led to her professional focus on upper extremity rehabilitation with us in 2000. She has been active as President of the Alaska OT Association, with the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, is adjunct faculty with UAA/Creighton doctoral OT curriculum and is Graston Trained and certified in prosthetics training with Touch Bionics. Jean also enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, skiing, and traveling.

Libby Barnaby
OTR/L, CHT

A proud New Hampshire native and graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Libby was commissioned into the U.S. Army and began her active duty service & OT career in Kansas. She was transferred to Germany, where she treated Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom soldiers with upper extremity injuries, skied the Alps, ran marathons and traveled Europe. She completed her 8-year Army career at Ft. Bragg and joined us in January 2009. Graston Trained in 2016.

Sheila King
OTR/L, CHT

A graduate of the University of Puget Sound, Sheila has been an OT since 1989. After becoming a Certified Hand Therapist in 2001, she worked in hand clinics in WA and IL. In 2016, she moved to AK and joined the team at Alaska Hand Rehabilitation. She is Graston Trained and became certified in Active Release Technique in 2018. Sheila’s passions include working with injured musicians and teaching performing arts students about injury prevention. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring Alaska.

Allison Horazdovsky
OTD, OTR/L

Allison is a lifelong Alaskan raised in Homer and a graduate of University of Alaska Anchorage. In May 2017, Allison was awarded her doctorate of occupational therapy from Creighton University, after which she joined the AHR team. She is excited to continue on her path to specialty certification in Hand Therapy. She was Graston Trained in 2016. Outside of work, Allison enjoys fishing, hiking, running, snowboarding, and traveling to warm places in the winter.

Libby Barnaby
OTR/L, CHT

A proud New Hampshire native and graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Libby was commissioned into the U.S. Army and began her active duty service & OT career in Kansas. She was transferred to Germany, where she treated Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom soldiers with upper extremity injuries, skied the Alps, ran marathons and traveled Europe. She completed her 8-year Army career at Ft. Bragg and joined us in January 2009. Graston Trained in 2016.

Sheila King
OTR/L, CHT

A graduate of the University of Puget Sound, Sheila has been an OT since 1989. After becoming a Certified Hand Therapist in 2001, she worked in hand clinics in WA and IL. In 2016, she moved to AK and joined the team at Alaska Hand Rehabilitation. She is Graston Trained and became certified in Active Release Technique in 2018. Sheila’s passions include working with injured musicians and teaching performing arts students about injury prevention. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring Alaska.

Allison Horazdovsky
OTD, OTR/L

Allison is a lifelong Alaskan raised in Homer and a graduate of University of Alaska Anchorage. In May 2017, Allison was awarded her doctorate of occupational therapy from Creighton University, after which she joined the AHR team. She is excited to continue on her path to specialty certification in Hand Therapy. She was Graston Trained in 2016. Outside of work, Allison enjoys fishing, hiking, running, snowboarding, and traveling to warm places in the winter.

Liuslina Sooter
OTR/L, CHT, CLT

Liuslina graduated from Velez College in the Philippines with a degree in occupational therapy in 1998. Before specializing in Hand/Upper Extremity Rehab, Li worked in acute care, sub-acute rehab, outpatient clinics, and school programs in Arizona and New Mexico. She was awarded her Hand Therapy Certification in 2011, Lymphedema Therapy Certification in 2015 and Graston Trained in 2014. She initially worked with Alaska Hand Rehabilitation as a temp for a year in 2012 and rejoined us in 2018.

Tom Robinson
OTD, OTR/L

Tom was raised in Anchorage, graduated from Dimond High School in ‘98, received his BS in Kinesiology in ‘03. Before returning to school for his professional education, Tom pursued his interest in international travel and exploring Alaska for over a decade. He was awarded a doctorate of occupational therapy from Creighton University in May of 2018. Tom became a part of Alaska Hand Rehab in early 2019 and became Graston trained mid-year. When not treating patients, you will likely find Tom on his boat, on a hunting or fishing adventure, or escaping to distant lands.

Daniel Jackson
OTD, OTR/L

Daniel is a lifelong Alaskan, with a BS in Health Sciences from UAA in 2016 and a doctorate from the Creighton University occupational therapy Program in 2020 where he developed an interest in the specialty of hand therapy. He interned with, and has since joined, the team at Alaska Hand Rehabilitation. During his off time, Daniel enjoys fishing, camping, and snowboarding during the winter months.

Tom Robinson
OTD, OTR/L

Tom was raised in Anchorage, graduated from Dimond High School in ‘98, received his BS in Kinesiology in ‘03. Before returning to school for his professional education, Tom pursued his interest in international travel and exploring Alaska for over a decade. He was awarded a doctorate of occupational therapy from Creighton University in May of 2018. Tom became a part of Alaska Hand Rehab in early 2019 and became Graston trained mid-year. When not treating patients, you will likely find Tom on his boat, on a hunting or fishing adventure, or escaping to distant lands.

Daniel Jackson
OTD, OTR/L

Daniel is a lifelong Alaskan, with a BS in Health Sciences from UAA in 2016 and a doctorate from the Creighton University occupational therapy Program in 2020 where he developed an interest in the specialty of hand therapy. He interned with, and has since joined, the team at Alaska Hand Rehabilitation. During his off time, Daniel enjoys fishing, camping, and snowboarding during the winter months.

Liuslina Sooter
OTR/L, CHT, CLT

Liuslina graduated from Velez College in the Philippines with a degree in occupational therapy in 1998. Before specializing in Hand/Upper Extremity Rehab, Li worked in acute care, sub-acute rehab, outpatient clinics, and school programs in Arizona and New Mexico. She was awarded her Hand Therapy Certification in 2011, Lymphedema Therapy Certification in 2015 and Graston Trained in 2014. She initially worked with Alaska Hand Rehabilitation as a temp for a year in 2012 and rejoined us in 2018.

SUPPORT PERSONNEL

Beyond hiring skilled, compassionate therapists, we pride ourselves on staffing experienced, caring support personnel who are committed to creating a positive patient experience. Find out more about our non-clinical team members below.

Kati Hackenberger
Practice Manager

Kati is a born-and-raised Alaskan who earned a degree in Health Services Administration from Alaska Pacific University in 2011. She joined the AHR team in May 2020 with nearly a decade of medical office management experience. Kati is an integral part of our team as she streamlines daily operations and brings an uplifting presence to our clinic. Outside of work, she loves a good work out, soccer, yoga and spending time exploring the Alaskan outdoors with her boyfriend and doggos.

Victoria Nutty
Lead Patient Coordinator

Victoria was born and raised in Eagle River, AK and moved to Anchorage in 2013. She has worked in the medical field for several years joining our team in December 2019. Victoria is currently working towards a Bachelor’s of Accounting from Colorado State University and plans to pursue a career in healthcare finance after graduation. In her free time, Victoria is a houseplant enthusiast and enjoys spending time with her many pet snakes.

Shelby Payne
Patient Coordinator

Shelby is originally from the beautiful state of Colorado. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute in Colorado Springs in 2015 with a degree in Dental Assisting. Bringing several years of office experience in various medical fields, Shelby joined Alaska Hand Rehabilitation in September 2019. Outside of the office, Shelby enjoys being outdoors, hiking and exploring Alaska with her husband and two adorable boys.

Kati Hackenberger
Practice Manager

Kati is a born-and-raised Alaskan who earned a degree in Health Services Administration from Alaska Pacific University in 2011. She joined the AHR team in May 2020 with nearly a decade of medical office management experience. Kati is an integral part of our team as she streamlines daily operations and brings an uplifting presence to our clinic. Outside of work, she loves a good work out, soccer, yoga and spending time exploring the Alaskan outdoors with her boyfriend and doggos.

Victoria Nutty
Patient Coordinator

Victoria was born and raised in Eagle River, AK and moved to Anchorage in 2013. She has worked in the medical field for several years joining our team in December 2019. Victoria is currently working towards a Bachelor’s of Accounting from Colorado State University and plans to pursue a career in healthcare finance after graduation. In her free time, Victoria is a houseplant enthusiast and enjoys spending time with her many pet snakes.

Caleb Duplessis
Patient Coordinator

Living in Alaska since he was 10 years old, Caleb is a UAA graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. With several years in the social service and customer service industries, Caleb aims to bring a patient first mindset to his daily work. He enjoys greeting patients and playing a role in their road to recovery. In his free time, Caleb enjoys hiking with his two dogs, Sevetta and Lacy, as well as playing basketball at the park behind his house. Caleb plans to return to college and pursue a career as a registered nurse.

Alenah King
Therapy Tech

Alenah completed high school at Steller Secondary in 2018 following her 2016 move from Illinois. She joined Alaska Hand Rehabilitation in August 2019. Alenah joyfully embraces her diverse duties in the clinic, assisting with patients and helping fellow staff. She plans to continue to pursue her passion – film production – as well as to enjoy endless new experiences hiking and exploring Alaska in the summer with her mother and sister.

Shelby Payne
Patient Coordinator

Shelby is originally from the beautiful state of Colorado. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute in Colorado Springs in 2015 with a degree in Dental Assisting. Bringing several years of office experience in various medical fields, Shelby joined Alaska Hand Rehabilitation in September 2019. Outside of the office, Shelby enjoys being outdoors, hiking and exploring Alaska with her husband and two adorable boys.